Facebook Reveals Teaser of Ray Ban Smart Glasses

Demond Cureton
Senior Journalist

The massive tech firm offers a 'sneak peak' of its long-awaited headset devices ahead of a key event

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Facebook Reveals Teaser of Ray Ban Smart Glasses

US tech giant Facebook has teased audiences with a short video of its upcoming augmented reality (AR) Ray Ban smart glasses, it was found on Tuesday.

Andew Bosworth, Head of Facebook’s Reality Labs, posted the video on Monday, which revealed an AR-powered holiday with company Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg, from a first-person perspective.

Mr Bosworth’s post comes just a couple of months after posting he would head a new division tasked with building new Metaverse technologies and opened over 700 positions on Facebook, shortly after Zuckerberg announced the tech giant would shift toward becoming a Metaverse company.

The video demonstrates possible use cases of the anticipated smart glasses, formerly ‘Project Orion’, ahead of the Menlo Park-based firm’s Connect Developer Conference on 28 October.

The latest update comes after Zuckerberg confirmed in a quarterly earnings call in late July Facebook would aim to launch the Ray-ban smart glasses later in 2021, adding the partnership with Essilor Luxottica would allow users to “do some pretty neat things”

He said at the time: “I’m excited to get these into people’s hands and to continue to make progress on the journey towards full augmented reality glasses in the future.”

Facebook also began stepping up efforts to develop Metaverse platforms, namely after launching its open beta version of Horizon Workrooms for the Oculus Quest 2, which allows teams and businesses to collaborate, share files, stream computers in the cloud, and host meetings in virtual spaces.

Facebook’s Project Aria smart glasses were also unveiled in an FCC document uploaded in late August, which revealed several key functions of the device, which is believed to exclude AR functionality.



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